Wolves have had a tricky start to the 2022/23 season.
The team have taken just six points from their first seven Premier League games, and have a goal difference of minus four.
At the moment, Bruno Lage’s side are languishing down in 17th position in the table.
Given the fixture list, many fans expected a better return and to be higher up at this point.
Wanderers have once again struggled in the final third, and are still getting used to playing in a new system.
It is certainly fine margins. Wolves came within minutes of beating Newcastle United, with Hwang Hee-chan’s poor clearance late on proving costly.
And Daniel Podence also had a header cleared off the line in the 0-0 draw against Bournemouth. Raul Jimenez also squandered a one-on-one at the Vitality Stadium.
Lage now finds himself under pressure. And rumours were circulating on social media last night that the manager might have been heading for the sack.
But Express & Star journalist Liam Keen has reported Lage is not in danger not losing his job just at the moment.
He said: “Despite social media rumours saying otherwise, I’m told Bruno Lage has NOT been sacked as of this evening. The head coach and his staff are preparing to take training tomorrow morning as usual.”
That initial tweet did prompt a big reaction, with some actually having not been aware of any sack rumours.
He then added: “Too many people are reading into my last tweet, which perhaps could have been worded better. Bruno Lage’s position at Wolves is not under threat.”
Bruno Lage’s position at Wolves safe for now, but he now needs results quickly
There could be a temptation for the Wolves hierarchy to make a managerial change, since there is now an international break.
But arguably there are not too many realistic replacements available right now.
Lage should get the chance to turn things around, as there have been some positive signs so far this term.
Some of the football on show has been very good. And Diego Costa and Raul Jimenez should both be available after the break.
If there are still struggles and poor results a few weeks after this break, then perhaps it could be time to consider Lage’s position.